The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a dynamic way for nursing professionals to gain upward mobility in the health care environment.
Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs as well as the Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Master's certificate options at Florida Southern.
Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, we will be accepting applications until the cohort is full.
The MSN program provides a supportive learning environment with the goal of producing responsible and productive citizens who promote and advance the communities they serve.
The MSN program faculty develop caring relationships within a positive and enriching environment that cares for the whole person.
Through shared values and communal expectations, the MSN faculty and support staff actively engage with student’s growth as they pursue their academic goals.
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student is prepared to provide and direct care to patients within the adult age spectrum, including late adolescence, in primary care settings. This curriculum track prepares you for the certification examination as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.
The Family Nurse Practitioner student is prepared to provide and direct care to families including adults and children in primary care settings. This curriculum track prepares you for the certification examination as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.
The Nursing Administrative Leadership track is designed to provide current and aspiring nurse managers and clinical nurse leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to guide daily operations in a variety of healthcare settings.
*Because this track is delivered primarily online and due to SEVIS guidelines, we are not able to accept international students into this program.
Combine your passion for teaching with top-notch clinical experience. This track prepares you to teach in an academic or healthcare setting by giving you expertise in teaching strategies and learning principles.
*Because this track is delivered fully online and due to SEVIS guidelines, we are not able to accept international students into this program.
Courses in nursing are offered one day per week on campus in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
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Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Total Credits - 32 Hours
Clinical Practice Hour Requirement: At least 240 hours.
Total Credits - 41 Hours
Clinical Practice Hour Requirement: At least 540 hours.
Total Credits - 47 Hours
Clinical Practice Hour Requirement: At least 660 hours.
Clinical Practice Hour Requirement: Minimum 240 Hours
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is one of the requirements for admission to our MSN program. Students who are interested in nursing as a new career may wish to consider an accelerated “second bachelor’s degree” BSN program. Alternatively, they could complete an Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) and then go on to enroll in an RN-BSN program. This would give them the foundation needed to prepare for an MSN program.
No, we do not require the GRE for consideration for admission to our nursing programs.
Our nurse practitioner programs will prepare nurses for careers in primary care nursing. Our nurse educator and nursing administrative leadership tracks prepare graduates for a variety of positions in both primary and acute care health care settings.
Student have the opportunity to choose their own preceptors and are given access to our database of clinical sites at the start of their program. If assistance is needed, we have a fulltime clinical coordinator in the School of Nursing who can work with students to help identify preceptors to meet their clinical hour requirement. Since we have relationships with clinical sites across the state of Florida, it is possible for nursing students to complete their clinical hours close to their home.
Florida Southern allows up to two (2) graduate-level courses to transfer. If you have taken more than two courses elsewhere, our MSN program director will determine which courses would be best to transfer to Florida Southern and which would be most beneficial to repeat at FSC.
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Florida Southern also offers Post-Masters Certificates in Nursing. Pursue the next level of education and leadership in nursing.
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